Will Having a Vasectomy Reversal make me Impotent?

A vasectomy is generally regarded as a final form of sterilisation.  Normally you would undertake a vasectomy quite late in life after you have had children in order to ensure that you have no more.  Reversals are not always successful, and sometimes it is impossible to reattach the passages between the testes to allow sperm to leave the body.  The sooner you have the reversal after the initial vasectomy, the more likely it is that you will be successful in its reversal due to there being less scar tissue to complicate the procedure. 

It might also be the case that although the procedure was successful your sperm may have been affected by the disruption.  It can cause your sperm to be less mobile, not traveling as it should, so making pregnancy more difficult.  You may require more fertility treatments if this occurs. 

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